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Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Inner ear: Usually tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, or damage to the inner ear. Wax in the ear canal can make tinnitus or ringing seem louder because you do not hear outside sounds as well. Best to consult with your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

Yes: If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears. The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ringing in ears with ear infection.?

What to do if I have ringing in ears with ear infection.?

See your doctor: See your doctor right away to start treatment for the ear infection. If you have already started treatment and the ringing is still there after a few days, go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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For 3 months I have had extreme ringing in ears. Why is it when I hear dishes clinging it goes right through me? No ear infection. Please help me.

For 3 months I have had extreme ringing in ears. Why is it when I hear dishes clinging it goes right through me? No ear infection. Please help me.

Tinnitus: It seems like you may have tinnitus. There can be multiple causes including ear infection. More rarely more serios reasons acn cause it. Is your hearing impaired, headaches? I recommend that you go to medical clininic or ent. ...Read more

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Can ear infections lead to tinnitus? Can an ear infection cause a high pitched noise in one's ear?

Can ear infections lead to tinnitus? Can an ear infection cause a high pitched noise in one's ear?

Yes: Inner ear infection can lead to ringing (tinnitus) as it affects the semicircular canals. Fluid behind the ear occurs as a result of healing and can lead to a funny sound as well...Chiropractic, homeopathic, craniosacral therapies can all help realign the inner ear and promote drainage of the fluid and spped healing. ...Read more

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Can a sinus/ear infection cause right eye pain, temporal headaches, and pulsatile tinnitus in the ear? 26 y/o male, started 4 days ago after running

Can a sinus/ear infection cause right eye pain, temporal headaches, and pulsatile tinnitus in the ear? 26 y/o male, started 4 days ago after running

Go to ER: Your description is concerning for an aneurysm, arterial-venous fistula, or vascular dissection. I would recommend going to the emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Will tinnitus go away when a ear infection is cured?

Possibly: May be. If it doesn't, seek a dentist expert in treating TMJ disorder. One of the reasons for tinnitus - ringing in the ears - is teeth clenching. Trigeminal nerve that controls jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls ear drum tension. Hence the connection. ...Read more

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Usually how long can tinnitus last from an ear infection?

Can vary: Tinnitus arises from wear and tear of the hearing system. It can be made more conspicuous with hearing loss related to an ear infection. Sometimes, when hearing returns to baseline, it will become less conspicuous. Other times, it stays forever. ...Read more

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Day 3 into bad ear infection and have mild tinnitus in right ear. Will this subside when infection clears? Ear itself still feels clogged.

Day 3 into bad ear infection and have mild tinnitus in right ear. Will this subside when infection clears? Ear itself still feels clogged.

Yes: Tinnitus resulting from ear infection usually resolves shortly after the infection clears. If it does not, please return to your doctor to assure cleared and obtain ENT referral. ...Read more

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I have had an inner ear infection and now find myself with tinnitus in one ear. Why is this the case?

I have had an inner ear infection and now find myself with tinnitus in one ear. Why is this the case?

Infection irritation: If there is an infection within the middle ear then, the increased pressure in that compartment may be transmitted to the inner ear apparatus which is where the 8th nerve lies. Also, the infectious entity itself may be accessing the inner ear compartment since it's all fluid connected and this may be having a direct toxic effect on the 8th nerve hence, the tinnitus. ...Read more

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I have had 3 operations for chronic ear infection, cholesteatoma, the last op 7 years ago. I have tinnitus and severe vertigo now, can I fly?

I have had 3 operations for chronic ear infection, cholesteatoma, the last op 7 years ago. I have tinnitus and severe vertigo now, can I fly?

Endymphatic fiistula: Given your history and current symptoms possible sudden chane in atmospheric pressure while flying can cause acute and severe exacerbation of vertigo and sudden hearing loss. You should also check with your otologist. ...Read more

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Getting over respitory infection, ear infection now have slight tinnitus.... My? I feel better now, but now when I laugh I start to cough why?

Getting over respitory infection, ear infection now have slight tinnitus.... My? I feel better now, but now when I laugh I start to cough why?

Sensitive: After a respiratory tract infection the lungs are very sensitive. Laughing, exertion and weather changes can all result in cough. Your lungs are healing and your symptoms should improve over the next 7-10 days. ...Read more

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2 months after my ear infection my hearing is blocked, I have tinnitus and nasal spray didn't work. What should I do?

2 months after my ear infection my hearing is blocked, I have tinnitus and nasal spray didn't work. What should I do?

Ear exam: You may be having blocked external ears or Eustachian tubes, or infection hasn't resolved yet, nasal spray alone might not be the right treatment, so better get an ear exam, good luck ...Read more

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I am just recovering from a middle ear infection, no pain or yellow substance from my ear anymore but now im getting tinnitus, is this likely to go?

I am just recovering from a middle ear infection, no pain or yellow substance from my ear anymore but now im getting tinnitus, is this likely to go?

Hard to say: Tinnitus is thought to be the result of increased synchronous (neural) discharge from neural pathways of the auditory nervous system in the brain. There is evidence that a middle ear infection, even though it has resolved, could have penetrated into the inner ear to cause some injury to the hair cells of the cochlea. Predicting the outcome of tinnitus is very difficult. See an otologist. ...Read more

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Why do I hear my heart beat everytime I stop exercising? Is this an ear infection, wax or tinnitus. Please help?

Why do I hear my heart beat everytime I stop exercising? Is this an ear infection, wax or tinnitus. Please help?

Probably normal: If you hear/feel your heart beating when you stop exercising it is because your heart has been working harder to keep up with the increased demand of your body and muscles for oxygen and energy. It takes a while for the heart to settle down, usually a few minutes, depending on length and intensity of exercise. ...Read more

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I have tinnitus in my right ear I recently had an ear infection from step throat is it something to be concerned about or will I need to consult a doc?

I have tinnitus in my right ear I recently had an ear infection from step throat is it something to be concerned about or will I need to consult a doc?

Tinnitus: It could be due to the ear infection and fluid in the ear, but should resolve in 2 weeks, otherwise get it checked. Steam inhalation through nose helps to open the stuffed passages. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical ...Read more